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Original Joe's Westlake, Daly City, CA

Original Joe's Westlake

4.7
4.7
3005 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

After a two-year closure, Original Joe's, San Francisco’s quintessential Italian-American dining destination, revitalized iconic Daly City institution Joe’s of Westlake, and reintroduced it into the community as Original Joe’s Westlake. An anchor of Daly City from 1956 to 2014, Original Joe’s Westlake underwent an extensive two-year renovation, complete with a front-to-back interior remodel, including the kitchen and all dining spaces, and an exterior and landscaping overhaul. Following the Original Joe’s tradition, Westlake continues to prepare unpretentious, old-school Italian-American fare in an open kitchen for all to see. The menu is carefully crafted to reflect a past-meets-present hybrid of what Joe’s of Westlake used to be and what Original Joe’s Westlake is today.

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Booked 80 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (650) 755-7400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jesus Escobar

  • Private party facilities

    Evoking the spirit of the original Joe’s of Westlake, the newly renovated restaurant transports guests to Westlake circa 1960. Boasting Sputnik lighting, terrazzo flooring and redwood accents throughout, Original Joe’s Westlake elicits mid-century America in the likes of Palm Springs, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas. The newly reimagined Cascade Room features show-stopping pimento orange banquettes, and offers a variety of options for large gatherings—from private rehearsal dinners and memorial receptions, to smaller non-private family dinners, class reunions and birthday celebrations. With beautiful custom sliding doors, the Cascade Room can be divided in half, creating two fully private event spaces, accommodating up to 50 guests each.

  • Private party contact

    Carolina Data: (650) 746-8206

  • Neighborhood

    Daly City

  • Cross street

    John Daly and Lake Merced Blvd.

  • Parking details

    Two free parking lots available

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,005 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. GJ

    GaryJ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great restaurant - highly recommend it for the food, service and good vibes!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Great ambience, good service, and okay food. Martinis were served at room temperature and we preferred them a bit colder. Portions were generous. The spaghetti bolognese, and fried calamari were tasty. The spaghetti carbonara had a lots of cheese, making it taste like an Alfredo sauce so would probably skip. Prime Rib was decent though it could use some more flavor. If you’re looking for prime rib, there are other places that do it better for that price.

  3. JK

    JillK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had reservations for a graduation lunch and the food and service were exactly what have come to expect from this neighborhood favorite. We were early for our reservation, but they quickly found us a spot at the bar. Our server managed to feed 8 people who rotated in and out of our table of 6. He was fantastic! (I wish I had caught his name.) Thank you for making this celebration one to remember!

  4. E

    Elba

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    I had the sole picccata (flour) and it was NOT crispy at all nor browned, it also was on the bland side! They needed to cook it a little longer! It was tremendously busy probably due to graduation diners etc. so I didn't make a fuss. I'm a regular and was a disappointed. I will be back to try it again.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The server was very attentive! 👍👍

  6. SC

    SusanC

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    My go to favorite for all types of meals. Has been since I was a kid. Was glad to get a booth in the main dining room. So glad to see the daily specials back and the old menu from before the shut down. Waitress was very nice. Only one issue: she gave us the check without asking if we wanted desert. One other thing: preferred the rolls they had been serving instead of the bread. The bread is good, but always hard and stale on the sides. Bring back the rolls!

  7. I

    Issa

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Great food, side of ravioli very generous. Butter cake great.

  8. JV

    JanelleV

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    we had a great time!! would love to go to Joes again in the near future!!

  9. AW

    AngelaW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I love this place. They have the best Italian food!

  10. PC

    PaulCorey

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Birthday for my mother. Great service to make sure we were pleased with all aspects of the meal.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always fabulous service. They all really care about quality and ensuring you are having a good time. Thanks!!

  12. N

    Nini

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    They said they could accommodate our larger party but split us up into two tables after a long wait, which made it difficult for us to enjoy one another. The service was slow and we had to get our waiter's attention on several occasions for basic items like utensils and water. We paid about $600 for a subpar lunch experience. We come here often and probably won’t be visiting for a while after this.

  13. LF

    LiseF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall, this is a great place to eat. The food is great, servers are great overall.

  14. j

    jho20002000

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always excellent….

  15. SB

    SusanB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I always try to save room for the butterscotch pudding. It’s orgasmic! To save room, I always eat your yummy raviolis for the next day.🔆

  16. BD

    BillD

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Original Joe's did not dissappoint! Great venue, food and service!

  17. J

    Joyz

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service from beginning to end was excellent! When we checked in the two host were friendly and accommodating. Our server Raul and very attentive! The busboys were on point removing all of the dishes as they became available to be removed. Very satisfied with our dinner!

  18. S

    Shellacita

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server, Jeremy, was very friendly & accommodating. Our food was exquisite.

  19. LM

    LeilaniM

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was outstanding. Wish I remember our server's name. The prime rib was perfectly cooked. We had a great time. Wish parking was easier.

  20. AG

    AshleyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent as usual. The service was top of the line. It was a wonderful experience!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Me and my family love the food. Great service great food!

  22. DA

    DeAb

    San Francisco

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always love eating at Joe's. Friendly service and make you feel at home, good food portions and a great atmosphere make for a fantastic time at Joe's. I love how they kept the old school avocado green booths - I hope they always keep that. I prefer dining there than the newer portion of the restaurant.

  23. i

    irishpumkin

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our anniversary dinner was wonderful. The food was excellent as usual and Giovanni our waiter was terrific.

  24. AG

    AlbertoG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never a bad visit. 100% satisfied and 500% happy with Joe’s

  26. d

    diazl2351

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food special waitress who made for a pleasant evening.

  27. q

    quietdining4us

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrating two Birthdays. Our server, Jeremy, was outstanding.

  28. BO

    BradO

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    From starters to desert, each person in our group of 4, gave high praise to the taste, portion size and freshness of their choices. We are said we would definitely return.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service!

  30. M

    Mike

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We had a reservation for 5:30. We got caught in heavy traffic. We called in and were told the couple we were meeting had already been seated. Then the receptionist said she would let them know we were on our way, but delayed. Very nice touch.

  31. RC

    RayC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Excellent lunch destination. Food was very good. Service a bit spotty - missed a glass of wine and a dessert. Worth a try.

  32. l

    ltbchicago

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We had a large party but our waiter was fantastic. They sent us in the back so noise was not an issue. Desert was fantastic

  33. SM

    SusanM

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It is getting pricey. But is always filled with returning customers.

  34. ML

    MarthaL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I know there was an increase in prices. The prime rib sandwich was an increase of $6. That’s a lot from 19.99

  35. JD

    JoanneD

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Many delicious meals are served here. We both had the BLTA this time, however, enjoyed several other entrees on previous occasions. It is our “go to” location as the food is fresh and the portions are large. It is a very good place for families, ADA compliant and suitable for many occasions. Both inside and outside seating is comfortable and service is fantastic. There is abundant parking on site.

  36. L

    Lauren

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed every part of our meal! From the tasty and warm sourdough bread, flavorful clam chowder, excellent spaghetti and meatballs, the always amazing melt-in-your-mouth eggplant parmesan, and the scrumptious dessert options. The ambiance is fun and feels like a big family gathering.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    68 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Party of 6 to celebrate a birthday. After placing our order of drinks and appetizers, our waiter Raul, placed the drink napkins and forks on the table in one pile to let us distribute them. All the drinks came except for one because he forgot. Raul was nice to take our birthday cake to the back. After our meal, which was good, it was birthday cake time. Raul placed 6 plates and 6 forks on the table in one pile again. After we sang “Happy Birthday”. Raul came to our table to sing “Happy Birthday “ to which we replied we just did that ! We have been here many times and this was the very first time this type of service has happened. Otherwise, no complaints on the meal which is always good.

  38. B

    Bobby

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We had the best waitress! Loved the warm atmosphere of restaurant.

  39. KC

    KateC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    The desk made every effort to have our table ready and sent complementary appetizers to our table for the delay. Holly was an excellent server. In our group there were a few people with hearing problems and it was difficult to discern conversations in the booth. Also it was freezing as the AC was right above our heads. Overall the food was delicious and everyone was as nice as they could be.

  40. PC

    PamelaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Only complaint would be that we had to ask the waiter for the side dishes that were not delivered with the entrees. Waiter who brought the entrees said they would be right up, but about 7 minutes later and no sides, we located our original waiter, who delivered them right away. Thumbs up otherwise.

FAQs

Original Joe's Westlake offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 755-7400.

Original Joe's Westlake is rated 4.7 stars by 3005 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 80 times today
Google Map for Original Joe's Westlake

11 Glenwood Avenue Daly City, CA 94015

Additional information

  • Cross street

    John Daly and Lake Merced Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    Daly City

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Two free parking lots available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jesus Escobar

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (650) 755-7400

  • Private party facilities

    Evoking the spirit of the original Joe’s of Westlake, the newly renovated restaurant transports guests to Westlake circa 1960. Boasting Sputnik lighting, terrazzo flooring and redwood accents throughout, Original Joe’s Westlake elicits mid-century America in the likes of Palm Springs, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas. The newly reimagined Cascade Room features show-stopping pimento orange banquettes, and offers a variety of options for large gatherings—from private rehearsal dinners and memorial receptions, to smaller non-private family dinners, class reunions and birthday celebrations. With beautiful custom sliding doors, the Cascade Room can be divided in half, creating two fully private event spaces, accommodating up to 50 guests each.

  • Private party contact

    Carolina Data: (650) 746-8206

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